Three weeks have passed since our last episodes focusing on news regarding the services and while it was still relatively slow, there is plenty of talk about mergers, partnerships and potential deals. Tony and Dustin take a look at all the major news from the past few weeks as we head into more announcements coming soon.
Disney announces distribution deal for Disney+ in France: https://deadline.com/2019/12/disney-locks-exclusive-distribution-deal-with-french-pay-tv-giant-canal-plus-1202809795/
New figures show how important the international market is for Netflix: https://deadline.com/2019/12/new-netflix-subscriber-and-revenue-figures-underscore-boom-outside-u-s-1202810784/
Comcast will start offering smaller television packages to combat cord-cutting: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/comcast-will-start-selling-smaller-10-tv-packages-to-fight-cord-cutting-in-2020/
Hulu will now let you use voice controls with Google: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/18/21028247/hulu-voice-controls-chromecast-google-home
TiVo to merge with Xperi in $3 billion deal: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/tivo-to-merge-with-entertainment-tech-firm-xperi-in-3-billion-deal-1203448604/
Vidgo launches live TV streaming service at a lower price compared to fellow competitors: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/vidgo-launches-a-live-tv-streaming-service-with-60-channels-at-just-39-99-month-for-cord-cutters/
Apple looking to expand offerings with possible deals with MGM and Pac-12: https://deadline.com/2019/12/apple-looks-to-widen-streaming-scope-amid-new-report-of-mgm-and-pac-12-talks-1202814082/
PlayStation Vue now directing subscribers to YouTube TV ahead of service shuttering: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/playstation-vue-directing-subs-to-youtube-tv/
HBO Max exec Bob Greenblatt discusses service and industry: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-greenblatt-reveals-growth-strategy-hbo-max-streamer-he-pitched-nbc-1263871
Comcast eyes free streaming app Xumo TV: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/27/xumo-tv-streaming-comcast/
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